Webster’s MLK march cancelled

Eleanor Kanerva
Contributing Writer

Webster Groves’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. March in honor of MLK’s legacy was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

The celebration usually takes place each year beginning with the march, then dinner, and finally a program, but because of the want for everyone’s safety, the 27th celebration of MLK was cancelled this year.

Reverend and organizer of the celebration, David Denoon, said, “The origin of the celebration can be traced to a series of worship services and receptions that began with Webster Groves’ First Baptist Church and First Congregational Church, on the first occasion of Dr. King’s birthday marked as a national holiday on Jan. 20, 1986.”

Last year Denoon created a video from past events to truly capture the spirit of the celebration. Those interested can view this video by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/abVytCJxgkg.

This year, Denoon and other churches in the area with Webster Rock Hill Ministries marked Jan. 17, as a day of service.

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